Music for voices
There are many different forms of music composed for vocal performance.
Here are the main vocal ranges from highest to lowest.
|treble||a boy’s high unbroken voice, sometimes referred to as a boy soprano||Aled Jones singing Walking in the Air|
|soprano||a high female voice||Renee Fleming, Maria Callas, Björk|
|mezzo soprano||a medium high female voice.||Cecilia Bartoli, Katherine Jenkins, Beyoncé|
|counter-tenor||male alto or soprano, sometimes described as falsetto||Andreas Scholl, Justin Hawkins of The Darkness|
|alto (contralto)||a high male or low female voice||Janet Baker, Kathleen Ferrier|
|tenor||a high male voice||Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jeff Buckley|
|baritone||a medium male voice||Bryn Terfel, Elvis Presley|
|bass||the lowest male voice||Willard White, Paul Robeson, Barry White|